The new version of the time-tested Pronto. The Simon has improved electronics, is smaller in size and has a new name. It's as simple to operate as a photocopier. Just place your text on the glass and press the start button and the entire page is scanned and verbally spoken to you. It will even read columns. The controls are simple to operate, and you can control the volume, speed and pitch of the voice to fit your own needs. It measures only 18 inches x 14 x 3.6 and weighs just 8.5 pounds, but it will accommodate legal size sheets measuring 8.5 x 14.5 inches.